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‘Lights in the Dark’ Offers Lockdown Prayers and Evangelization

By Solène Tadié | While the Coronavirus pandemic has been revealing a number of key shortcomings in the functioning of Western societies, as well as deep civilizational wounds, it has also enabled many people to see the...

St. Augustine Bishop Estevez Calls for an End to Florida Death Penalty

By Jonah McKeown/CNA. | ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida — All of Florida’s death row inmates live in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Many are Catholic. At least twice a year St. Augustine’s Bishop Felipe...

Vatican Orders Founder of Ecumenical Community to Leave

By Catholic News Agency | VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has ordered the prominent Italian Catholic layman Enzo Bianchi to leave the monastery he founded in 1965. The Holy See made the ruling in a...

President Trump Backs Reopening Churches in States With COVID-19 Restrictions

By Lauretta Brown | WASHINGTON — Churches across the nation are reopening according to their state’s guidelines and President Donald Trump on May 22 called on state governors to allow churches to...

Shepherding New York City’s Faithful, in the Heart of the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Sabrina Arena Ferrisi | NEW YORK — Nothing is small in the city of New York. Everything that happens here seems to happen in the biggest way and in the largest size — including the coronavirus...

Pentecost and the Power of the Holy Spirit

By Father Jordan Schmidt, OP | Sunday, May 31, is Pentecost Sunday. Mass readings: Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23. When I was in the third...

Blessed Margaret Pole: Catholic England’s Royal Martyr

By Thomas Craughwell | You never know what you’ll find when you go hunting around old churches. In 1876, a restoration crew was at work in the Tower of London’s appropriately named Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula (St. Peter in...

Scientism — the Myth of Science as the Sum of Knowledge

By Dave Armstrong | Well-known online atheist Bob Seidensticker once wrote that “science is the only discipline that tells us new things about reality.” I replied: “Like many atheists, he takes the epistemologically naive and...

New Book Chronicles the Proud History of the Knights of Columbus

By Kathy Schiffer | I was excited when Andrew and Maureen Walther's new book The Knights of Columbus: An Illustrated History arrived in my mailbox. I mean, I remember growing up with the Knights – hanging around the K of C Hall...

After Leukemia Returns, Bishop Murry of Youngstown Resigns

By Catholic News Agency | YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, Ohio has submitted his resignation to Pope Francis, due to a recurrence of leukemia, the diocese has announced. The...